Mayor Sandra Crawford has survived divorce. She’s survived cancer. But she’s not at all sure she’ll survive the discovery that her town’s billionaire philanthropist benefactor is actually the man she nearly left her husband for almost thirty years ago.
Gerald Peyton, III didn’t fight for Sandy back in college–a decision he’s regretted ever since. Now Trey’s older, wiser, and determined to win the heart of the woman he’s never forgotten.
When they wake up married in Vegas, Sandy chalks it up to a reckless mistake, but Trey’s not willing to let her go so easily. Can he convince her to give their marriage a legitimate chance, or will she let him go for good this time?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
Wishful book 1, To Get Me To You was Cam & Norah’s story. Cam’s mom Sandy & Nora’s boss Gerald were featured prominently in that book and have appeared sporadically in others throughout the series. While this is a full story, I think it would be better enjoyed having listened to book 1. Also, as there are a lot of folks to keep track of in Wishful, it’s helpful to listen to the whole series in order.
I’m thrilled Kait Nolan gave us a mature couple – late 40s, early 50s – for this second chance romance. Cam & Norah’s wedding is finally happening, but a huge storm and Sandy’s ex cause some serious issues. Trey steps in with a plan to make things happen, which also includes working closely with Sandy. I liked the way Nolan has the MCs struggle with being independent and yet wanting to be part of a couple. In some ways – wisdom comes with age and other times folks just become set in their ways. I enjoyed experiencing Trey & Sandy work through that and get their own HEA.
Amy McFadden does a great job again with a huge cast and all the southern accents and attitudes. Cam & Nora even sound the same as I remember them from book 1.
About the author:
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
You can connect with Kait Nolan here:
About the narrator:
From Amy McFadden’s website: Hi! This part is all about me. Just me. It feels weird to write a bunch of stuff about myself but I don’t like pictures of me so I’ll have to use words instead.
I live in Michigan with my fiancé, Joe Anderson. He makes me laugh so much I never have to do situps. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t do situps anyway, but hey, it’s still a nice bonus to our love.
I’m an actress now, and I used to be a 2nd grade teacher. I loved that part of my life, but after doing it for a bunch of years, I was ready to move on to the next version of me. They’re not really very different versions-teachers and actresses both reach out and engage people through stories. I’m NOT a morning person, but waking up to tell stories makes mornings better-than-tolerable.
I love books and the Muppets and smart people and kind people (not necessarily in that order) and sleeping and chocolate and coffee and writers and learning and Oreo cookies and a bunch of other stuff-but I’m starting to make myself gag on all this love.
I hate a bunch of stuff, too, but who cares about that junk? It’s probably the same stuff you hate, so I won’t bore you. Except I REALLY hate listening to people eat bananas.
You can connect with Amy McFadden here:
My Favorite Quotes
It’ll take a miracle. It might take more than that. – See You Again by @kaitnolan #Audiobook narrated by @amymcnarrator #SmallTown #Romance #Wishful #Novella #SecondChance #Over40Tweet
I always liked who I was with you best. – See You Again by @kaitnolan #Audiobook narrated by @amymcnarrator #SmallTown #Romance #Wishful #Novella #SecondChance #Over40Tweet
The CIA had nothing on the gossip network in Wishful. – See You Again by @kaitnolan #Audiobook narrated by @amymcnarrator #SmallTown #Romance #Wishful #Novella #SecondChance #Over40Tweet
She felt a tremble. She wasn’t sure if it was hers or his. – See You Again by @kaitnolan #Audiobook narrated by @amymcnarrator #SmallTown #Romance #Wishful #Novella #SecondChance #Over40Tweet